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Winter Salting Programme 2019

Press Statement

Following a review of Kildare County Council’s Winter Maintenance Plan 2019, the council has increased its 2019 winter salting programme, effective from 28th January 2019.  The objective of the Winter Maintenance Plan is to keep all principal roads in the County open to traffic and free from ice.

Ten separate routes will be salted during the winter period, resulting in 620km of road being treated to ensure safer travel for all road users.  The additional roads to be salted include the following:

  • Newbridge – Carragh – Clane


  • Kildangan – Kildare – Newtown


  • Kilmeague – Prosperous


  • Athgarvan – Two Mile House – Kill


  • Celbridge – Ardclogh


  • Brownstown Cross – Ballysax School


  • Eadestown – Rathmore


  • Ballymore Eustace – Junction with N81

The salting of roads takes place prior to the time of forecasted ice formation and in consultation with MET Éireann.  Following severe weather events in 2018, the Roads Department has upgraded part of its fleet and snow ploughs are available for use where required.  Adequate supplies of salt and fuel are also available to Kildare County Council during the winter period.

A map showing the ten routes is available on the council’s web site and Transportation/Winter Maintenance Plan 2018/2019

Ends                                                                                                  25 January 2019

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